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. >> 100 years ago today rosa parks was born. she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a city bus in montgomery, alabama. an act of resistance that launch the modern-day civil rights movement. today, we spend the hour looking at her life. >> we have one of the most famous americans of the 20th- century treated like a children's book hero, not seen as being worthy of a substantive, scholarly treatment. that is what surprised me and continues to surprise me, the ways that we diminish her legacy by making it about a single day, a single act, as opposed to the rich and lifelong history of resistance that was actually who rosa parks was. >> we speak with historian jeanne theoharis, her new book, "the rebellious life of mrs. rosa parks." all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has granted itself the right to launch a pre-emptive strike on foreign targets. cyber attacks would be carried out, should the what has been the necessary, to prevent an imminent and dangerous attack fr
a full church in a primary, alabama. it was just days after rosa parks was arrested. the african committed these -- african commodities had gathered to decide what have became the firm is montgomery boycott. >> it has been moved and seconded that the resolution will be received and adopted. are you ready? all in favor, let it be known by standing on your feet. [cheers] [applause] >> that was the day we started a bus protest which literally electrified the nation and that was the day when we decided that we were not going to take segregated buses any longer. when we planned the bus boycott, we said if we could just get about 50% or 60% of the negro's of montgomery not to ride buses, this would be any effective boycott. i think that whole day we found a negro's on the bus. from that day on, that boycott was more than 99.9% effective. i remember that monday morning when i was to be in court. the chief defender, many things ran through my mind. i started thinking about the people. all day long drawn to think of something to say to the people -- all day long, trying to think of someth
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